Casual dating or a casual relationship is a physical and emotional relationship between two people who may have casual sex or a near-sexual relationship without necessarily demanding or expecting the extra commitments of a more formal romantic relationship. Casual dating may be part-time, or for a limited time. In each case, the relationship's dominance in the lives of those involved is being voluntarily limited, and there is usually a sense that the relationship is intended to endure only so long as both parties wish it to.
Many casual relationships establish guidelines or a set of rules.
The two participants in the relationship will reach an agreement about what each expects from the relationship.
Another major concern is that one of the partners will develop romantic feelings for the other.
"Eros" fall in love with the physical attributes of another before any other characteristic.
This type of lover is also known to commit to other casual sex relationships. They are looking for the feeling of conquest and typically enter a relationship or hook-up with very little or no intentions of establishing any kind of commitment.
They, in most cases, will have more than one sexually active partner at a given time.
They also find it very hard to picture a relationship getting serious.
Wayne State University and Michigan State University conducted a similar survey and sixty-six percent of the undergraduates in this study said they had also been in a casual relationship. Barnes: The psychology of love journal, has come up with two main types of lovers for college aged young adults.
About half of this sixty-six percent said they were currently in such a relationship. They are "Eros" lovers who are passionate lovers and "Ludas" or "Ludic" lovers, which are game-playing lovers.